Though its title implies a more swingin' holiday collection, Cocktail Hour: Toast to Holidays
is a two-disc set of some of the most quintessential easy listening Christmas standards. With tracks like Gene Autry
's "Here Comes Santa Claus," Dean Martin
's "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas," and Dick Haymes
' "White Christmas," the album is filled with songs that have become the background music for every holiday party and retail extravaganza. If you don't like Christmas music or have ever worked in retail during the holiday season, an album like this is likely to send you running the other way, but for those looking to add a little classic cheer to their holiday shindigs, Cocktail Hour: Toast to Holidays
is an all-in-one holiday spectacular.